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Drawing, ‘Trevithick’s Steamer’, paper / pencil / ink, 1808-1810

Made by Trevithick, Richard in Cornwall, England, 1808.

Drawing, ‘Trevithick’s Steamer’, paper / pencil / ink, 1808-1810.

A pencil sketch of Richard Trevithick’s railway locomotive ‘Catch Me Who Can’. The drawing shows a side view of the steam locomotive engine which has a barrel like body supported on spoked wheels. In the drawing smoke can be seen exiting the chimney at the front of the engine.

Summary

Object No.

92/21-1

Object Statement

Drawing, 'Trevithick's Steamer', paper / pencil / ink, 1808-1810

Physical Description

Drawing, 'Trevithick's Steamer', paper / pencil / ink, 1808-1810.

A pencil sketch of Richard Trevithick's railway locomotive 'Catch Me Who Can'. The drawing shows a side view of the steam locomotive engine which has a barrel like body supported on spoked wheels. In the drawing smoke can be seen exiting the chimney at the front of the engine.

Marks

Text in pencil above and below the drawing reads 'Trevithicks / Portable Steam Engine / Mechanical Power [illegible] / Animal Speed'.
Handwritten text in ink on the back of the drawing 'Trevithicks Steamer'.

Dimensions

Height

260 mm

Width

200 mm

Production

Notes

The locomotive pictured was designed by Richard Trevithick a Cornish engineer in 1808.

History

Notes

Richard Trevithick's railway locomotive 'Catch Me Who Can' was developed in 1808 and was run on a circular track in Euston Square, London. This drawing appears to have been copied from the illustration printed on the tickets, which were issued for rides on the locomotive in 1808.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Drawing, 'Trevithick's Steamer', paper / pencil / ink, 1808-1810 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <https://ma.as/126316>

Wikipedia

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